Indie Hacking with Postgraphile Thomas Ankcorn August 2019

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Sometimes I get jealous of the speed people can build complex apps with things like laravel/rails. Node is a great run time but it is arguably a more complex choice for your tech stack, there is no standout MVC framework that does it all for you, instead, there are lots of small specialised tools. I want to talk about one of those. It’s called Postgraphile. It lets you generate a GraphQL API from a schema in a Postgres database. By writing just a little SQL you can create an application that would take a long time to create normally!

I'm going to show you how you can use it to build a clone complete with JWT based authentication, real-time meetup ratings, and role-based access control.

I'm a senior software engineer at We are building a real-time local inventory data platform to help small businesses fight back against the growth of online shopping. Outside of work, I'm chasing my life long dream of having a dog, and building silly things with javascript. Follow me on twitter